What is St Luke's Hospice?

St Luke's is a hospice which cares for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses. Their aim is always to control the patients symptoms, alleviate pain, and give them the best possible quality of life – all free of charge. It costs £6 million per annum to keep St Luke's open, and government funding, via NHS trusts only provides one third of the funds required, which means the Hospice has to raise a staggering £4 million each year to provide this vital end-of-life care.

This challenge was set up by a St Luke's Supporter who has seen first hand, the amazing care given to patients through St Luke's and whilst donations are now closed we would like to thank all our donators for their wonderful contributions.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Teenage Kicks

It's the first of July, those of us in the may be forgiven for thinking it's October given the weather, but it is still the heart of summer supposedly, and now it's time for a new challenge at St Luke's so if the sun isn't shining on you we have something to keep you occupied...

This month we are looking for cards for teenagers.  It's time to swerve the cute and dig out images with a little "edge" and make something funky and modern for those difficult teenage years.  For boys or girls - the choice is yours - just be sure to channel your inner "Kevin"!!!

We have another fabulous prize for you again this month - the lovely ladies at Ribbon Girl have kindly donated a £10 gift voucher so you can have a little shopping spree and top up on their wonderful stash!   Click the voucher image below to see what they sell if you're not familiar with them.

If you're struggling to think of an idea then our DT have a whole host of eye candy for you this month - check out our inspiration parade and don't forget to click the names to link to our blogs for details of how we made our cards.

Jenny - for a boy
 and again for a girl

Did you find your Kevin yet???  (for those of you not in the UK, or who didn't watch it, this is a reference to a character that Harry Enfield the comedian used to play on TV - he went upstairs aged 12 a nice friendly boy and came down on his 13th birthday a miserable, bad tempered teenager!)   I hope that inspires you to join our challenge - our numbers have been a little low this summer - so I wanted to remind you that you don't HAVE to send your card to play along - by playing and publicising the challenge you're still doing "your bit" to help us so please join us if you have the time.  We look forward to seeing all your fun and funky entries.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

June Winners

Time to announce the winners of our last challenge - we may only have had a few entries, but we had some gorgeous ones!

Our favourite card last month, and therefore the overall prize winner of the lovely Waltzingmouse Stamps was Louise - No 15 with this gorgeous little row of bunnies in flower pots.  Definately fury and definately cute - we really loved how you popped one of the bunnies up to add a little dimension Louise. 

Our three runners up this month all had great fury creatures featured on their cards with great colouring and strong eye catching designs - your winners badges will be winging their way through cyberspace shortly ladies - so congratualtions to Val, Di and Laura.

You've still got 3 weeks to play along in our new teenage kicks challenge for a chance of another great prize - this month it's a £10 ribbon girl voucher so do get your mojo flowing and join us.  We award prizez on merit by a whole DT vote not a random draw so do give us your best work if you want to win ;-)